L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to combine “luxuriously rich color” and “intensely rich hydration” for a creamy, moisturizing, and pigmented lipstick formula. The pigmentation seems to vary from shade to shade–some true-to-description, others are sheerer. Generally, they aren’t drying, but some shades are just a little moisturizing, others are moderately so, and then a few seem to be neither drying nor hydrating. The three I have here for you show how the formula can vary. They have a fairly strong perfume-y scent.

Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. This is not just shimmer–this is a genuine frosted finish, which isn’t for everyone. It had semi-opaque color coverage. It wore well for two and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is pinker, less frosted. NARS Mitzi (P, $26.00) is sheerer, less pink. Guerlain Rose Desir (LE, $49.50) is less frosted. Guerlain Romance (LE, $35.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage and no shimmer. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is not quite as warm, brighter. MAC Venus (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Sunny Seoul (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage applied, and the consistency was lightly creamy and applied evenly. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating during that time. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Playtime (LE, $16.00) is a touch lighter. NYX Pink Lyric (P, $4.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $15.00) is more magenta. Chanel Kensington (LE, $34.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Ballerina Shoes (135)

PPermanent. $8.99.
C+
C+
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

I Pink You're Cute (175)

PPermanent. $8.99.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Pink Flamingo (180)

PPermanent. $8.99.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

84%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I think you forgot to change the name of the color when you copied the links, Christine. πŸ™‚

I only own one shade from this range, and while I find the formula fairly comfortable, something about the smell is offputting to me. I can usually put up with scents in makeup, but this hits just the wrong note of synthetic that I don’t plan to buy more from the range. Kind of shame, but ah well. 😐

I’m not keen on the scent, but I don’t like perfume-y scents in general. I pretty much just like vanilla or lemon… but it can’t be too synthetic lemon.

I’m thinking to myself “Wow these lipsticks really bring out your eyes!” when I spied the eyeliner (is it?). Nice shade!!

IDK if u noticed but in the description u have them all listed as ballerina shoes… I was confused for a min…but I pink your cute looks so much more bright in real life in the tube and on my lips at least. I’m def not a warm toned chick but I love this lippie….HORIBBLE smell..and I’m not one who has issue with most makeup smells. But I have sooooo many…I lipsticks and this a rare color when it comes to drugstore brands.

I hace a love/hate relationship with L’oreal lipsticks. One of my very favorite lipsticks that I used to wear all the time is a L’oreal couloir riche shadow. But the scent is so strong and annoying that it is hard to get past.

Hi Christine,

Will you be reviewing more from this line?
None of these are appealing to me, but I’m curious about what others look like. πŸ™‚

pink flamingo looks cute. i’ve only tried one l’oreal lipstick (a deep burgundy…don’t know the name) and i didn’t like it. it felt like it was sliding all over the place.

Is I Pink You’re Cute at all similar to any of Mac’s lipsticks in Everhip, Jazzed, Cut a caper, or Flamingo?
This would be immensely helpful! Thank you!

Question: Maybe I missed it, but why do you do 2 close up pics of your lips (the ones with the product names below)? Is one taken when its first applied and the other at the end of wear? I’ve wondered this for a while. Thanks!!

Sea Fleur has been my go to pink by L’Oreal. I am so glad I grabbed a couple on my last trip to replenish my stash. They no longer make it! I have been wearing it since 1984, I can’t believe it is gone! I have just always thought it would always be around! I can’t wear many pinks, but I could pull this blue-violet toned color off quite well.

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